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Mechanical Engineering, BSME

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Mechanical engineers apply mathematics, physics, chemistry, and other sciences, together with computers, instrumentation, and other tools to create a wide range of hardware, software, and systems.

The Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program at the University of New Mexico provides graduates with the necessary skills to compete in this rapidly changing discipline. In addition, the BSME provides a solid, scientific foundation for other degrees such as the MBA, MD, DDS, etc. 

UNM ME students have the opportunity to work on energy and transportation projects ranging from racecars to high altitude balloon launches and from building efficiency to alternative energy systems.

Shared Credits Degree Program (BS/MS)

The School of Engineering offers a Shared Credit Degrees Program designed to allow students to complete BS and MS degrees in five years (depending on the student's mathematics preparation upon entering UNM as a first-year undergraduate student). To accomplish this, some courses are counted towards both the Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Department of Mechanical Engineering allows up to 12 credit hours of undergraduate electives to be replaced by 500-level graduate courses that count towards both degrees.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    121 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Introduction to Mechanical Vibrations 
  • Engineering Materials Science 
  • Materials Laboratory 
  • Macroeconomics 
  • Heat Transfer

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Students must be admitted for study at the University of New Mexico and must have completed approximately one year of the freshman year subjects
  • At least 18 semester hours of freshman year technical subjects (Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Physics and Chemistry) are required by the School of Engineering for admission into degree programs. 
  • Students transferring from other units or the School of Engineering must have a grade point average of at least 2.50 on all required technical course work applied towards the B.S.M.E. degree before being admitted to Mechanical Engineering.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    269 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 269 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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